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Dot-A-Sound Beginning Letter Activity

Dot-A-Sound Beginning Letter Activity

Here is a fun and simple way to get your little one engaged with learning beginning letter sounds. 5 TIPS BEFORE YOU START You DO NOT have to go in ABC order. Let your child pick which pictures they want to "dot!" Break it up - only do a few letters at a time. If you...

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Tips for Reading With A Busy Baby!

Tips for Reading With A Busy Baby!

It's no surprise that the research supports reading with you babies from infancy. When babies are read too, they are exposed to more words which helps develop their language skills. When babies are read to from an early age, they are more likely to have stronger...

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Teaching Colors to Toddlers

Teaching Colors to Toddlers

When teaching my toddler and preschoolers anything, I ALWAYS teach it to them through books, play and conversation. I'll breakdown this post with book suggestions to use when teaching colors, play ideas, and finally conversation starters and talking points you can use...

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A Literacy Busy Bag

A Literacy Busy Bag

Do you find yourself running out of ways to keep your children entertained while eating at a restaurant, waiting at a doctors office or even traveling? Then it's time to implement a Literacy Busy Bag to keep you kiddo busy and building a strong literacy foundation!...

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Teacher Appreciation Picture Book & Gift Ideas

Teacher Appreciation Picture Book & Gift Ideas

 ‘It takes a big heart to help shape little minds.’–Unknown It is hard to put into words just how much I value teachers - from my kindergarten teacher, to the teachers that I taught beside, to now my son's teachers. My whol Teachers put their hearts, minds, souls, and...

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Book Drive for Pediatric Cardiology Patients at Levine

Book Drive for Pediatric Cardiology Patients at Levine

"A book is a gift you can open again and again." - Garrison Keillor A few weeks ago, I was contacted by a friend from high school to see how I could help her with a new project she was working on with the Pediatric Cardiology Unit at Levine Hospital in Charlotte,...

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3 Stages of Rhyming (Activities & Books)

3 Stages of Rhyming (Activities & Books)

"Rhymers will be readers: it's that simple. - Mem Fox, Author of The Magic Hat Phonological awareness is one of the most important predictors of a children's reading success as they learn to read and become avid readers. A big piece of the phonological awareness...

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Love Books for Every Age

Love Books for Every Age

"Then he lay down close by and whispered with a smile, "I love you right up to the moon - and back." - Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBranty   LLAMA LLAMA I LOVE YOU - This adorable rhyming book all about how Llama Llama celebrates Valentine's Day. LOVE YOU...

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It’s OK to Reread Your Child’s Favorite Books

It’s OK to Reread Your Child’s Favorite Books

"The moon is very, very far away." On the Moon, Read by Coleman one million times.   "On the Moon" and "No, David!" are the first two books I remember being shoved in my face to be read OVER and OVER again. I'm 100% sure I could read them in my sleep. Now...

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Christmas Letters and Sounds

Christmas Letters and Sounds

Do you need a fun activity to practice matching capital and lowercase letters or letter sounds with a festive twist? Here is a fun Christmas Letters and Sound Match for you to print and play with your preschooler, today! Click here to grab your free and festive...

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All About Apples

All About Apples

The fall is such a fun time for learning opportunities for kids! Teaching about apples in September is so much fun and lends itself to some great books, literacy activities and our annual field trip to the apple orchard! I've found that no matter what the child's age,...

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Teaching Main Idea & Details

Teaching Main Idea & Details

"What does the author want me to know?" Finding the main idea is the key in understanding what you read. Yes, it's just an answer to a simple question, "What does the author want me to know?" However, understanding the main idea and then supporting that with details...

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